Jan-Mar; 3(1): 3–4. doi: / Keywords: Health care economics, kuppuswamy’s scale, socioeconomic status. The socioeconomic . Socio-economic status is defined as an individual’s or group’s position within a hierarchical social structure. Socioeconomic status depends on. Oberoi SS. Updating income ranges for Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status scale for the year Indian J Public Health ;

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The classes of score possible for occupation may now prove too limited considering the myriad varieties of occupations in the current society. Despite best efforts, we could kuppuswsmy find any recent study on validation of the Kuppuswamy scale in the present scenario. With increased opportunities and support, it is now common to find that in a family having an uneducated HOF, children or grandchildren have received tertiary level education or professional education.

A Critical Appraisal of Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale in the Present Scenario

Mishra D, Singh HP. The Kuppuswamy scale in its various forms has held steady over three decades now and is still widely used as a measure of socioeconomic status in the urban population.

Sharma R, Saini NK. The Kuppuswamy scale has now been around for more than 3 decades. Exploratory Qualitative Findings from India.


Indian J Pediatr ; Footnotes Source of Support: Mishra D, Singh HP. Rahul Sharma and Narinder K.

J Family Med Prim Care ;3: In the absence of a universally accepted available alternative, it may be perforce necessary to keep on using the Kuppuswamy scale; but discussion on its merits and demerits in the current scenario is important, especially for the health professionals and others kuppuwsamy to the use of measures of socioeconomic conditions of a family.

In our experience, this proves to be a very tricky subject to elicit information about. Only examples of the job profiles fitting the category are given which creates scope for ambiguity and subjectivity. The discussion is presented point-wise. Anti-endothelial cell antibody rich sera from rheumatic heart disease patients induces proinflammatory phenotype and methylation alteration in endothelial cells. An exploratory study on socio economic status scales in a rural and urban setting.

A modification regarding the Kuppuswamy socioeconomic scale Sharma R, Saini NK – Chron Young Sci

Search Pubmed for Oberoi SS. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. However, there may be certain shortcomings in its use and application that need to be discussed.

Scals of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets: Abstract The socioeconomic status SES is widely recognized as one of the important factors affecting the health condition of an individual or a family.


Health care economics, kuppuswamy’s scale, socioeconomic status.

A Critical Appraisal of Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale in the Present Scenario

Support Center Support Center. Thermal comfort in urban open spaces: Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

kupppuswamy Patel The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. J Family Med Prim Care ;2: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned.

If the eldest member of the family is identified as HOF, the chances of low score in education subscale increase as the literacy rate in India earlier was much lower than what it is now. Such difficulties arise if the family has one or more elderly members who may be retired or unemployed. Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – a revision.